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Discovering Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe - To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. Discovering…
Discovering Frank Sinatra
Sinatra's film career took off when he starred with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh and On The Town. Whilst remaining one of the biggest musical entertainers in the world he…
Discovering Elizabeth Taylor
After becoming a movie star at the age of just 12 in National Velvet, Dame Elizabeth Taylor emerged as a beacon of the Hollywood studio system. Taylor took on the…
Discovering Marlon Brando
Widely considered the greatest actor ever, Marlon Brando's performances were as dazzling as his own larger-than-life personality. He exploded onto the screen as Stanley Kowolski in A Streetcar Named Desire…
Discovering Audrey Hepburn
Always the epitome of style, Audrey Hepburn fittingly started out as a model before being spotted by a movie producer. Her first major film, Roman Holiday, won her an Academy…
Discovering Gene Kelly
His dance routine to the title song in Singin' in the Rain is one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Gene Kelly's career was powered by his infectious charisma…
Discovering Rita Hayworth
Initially talent spotted while dancing underage in a Tijuana nightclub act, it wasn't until Margarita Cansino changed her name to Rita Hayworth that her Hollywood career really took flight. Seductive…
Discovering Sophia Loren
A film industry phenomenon with an unparalleled cross-over appeal in both European and American cinema, Sophia Loren was equally at home playing gritty realism, in Two Women, as delivering frothy…
Discovering Kirk Douglas
Born in a New York ghetto to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Kirk Douglas turned himself into a genuine megastar through boundless determination, impeccable physique and dashing good looks. He starred in Vincent…
Discovering Bette Davis
Known as the 'first lady of the screen' Bette Davis' is one of the Hollywood greats. Her striking presence, paved the way for future female leads. As her career developed…
Discovering Clark Gable
Clark Gable was a breed apart and one of the biggest box office stars of all time. The cameras loved him and he didn't let you forget that he was…
Discovering James Stewart
James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes…
Discovering Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Born in Connecticut, Hepburn turned to acting soon after her graduation and…

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Discovering Cannes Moments
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Discovering James Stewart
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Known as the 'first lady of the screen' Bette Davis' is one of the Hollywood greats. Her striking presence, paved the way for future female leads. As her career developed Bette was desperate for a great film role, and unlike other starlets she didn't mind playing unsympathetic characters, the following…
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